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Congresswoman Wexton Announces Support for the Save the Internet Act

Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) co-sponsored the bicameral Save the Internet Act, which restores popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses.

“The Trump Administration’s decision to repeal net neutrality protections that had been in place since 2015 exposed American consumers to the risk of higher prices, slower streaming speeds, and restrictive access to their Internet,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “I am proud to stand with Virginia families, small businesses, and hundreds of constituents who contacted my office in support of  restoring net neutrality protections.”

The Save the Internet Act creates popular, bipartisan and targeted net neutrality protections, and codifies the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order similar to last year’s Congressional Review Act that passed the Senate and had bipartisan support in the House:

  • Strengthening transparency protections, enacting specific rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, and empowering the FCC to investigate consumer and business complaints and fine internet service providers for violations of the Communications Act;

  • Protecting consumers against unjust, unreasonable, and discriminatory practices, and promoting competition;

  • Ensuring consumers can make informed decisions when shopping for internet plans; and

  • Restoring the FCC’s authority to fund broadband access for rural communities, working Americans, veterans, seniors, students and disabled Americans.